Lab Alumni

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Marie Reichert

Marie was a Research Assistant in lab from 2014-2016. She earned her BS in Microbiology and Biology from the University of Idaho in 2006 and an MS in Biomedical Science from UC-San Diego in 2009.
In 2016, she joined the NIH Intramural Research Training Program at the National Human Genome Research Institute in Bethesda, MD.
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Logan Terry

Logan was a PhD student in the CEMB program from 2014-2016. He earned his BS in Biology in 2012 from the University of Missouri - Kansas City (UMKC). Logan studied the role of Netrin-Frazzled signaling in midline axon guidance in the Tribolium embryonic CNS.
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LaFreda Howard

LaFreda joined the lab as a PhD student in the CEMB program in 2014, after earning her BS in Biology from Fort Valley State University in Georgia. LaFreda's PhD research focused on the roles of the Drosophila Robo2 receptor in embryonic axon guidance. She defended her PhD thesis in 2019 and joined Rachel Miller's lab at The University of Texas Health Science Center as a postdoctoral researcher.
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Haley Brown

Haley joined the lab as an undergraduate Biology student in 2014, earned her BS in Biology in 2016, and her MS in Biology in 2018. Her project focused on the role of receptor-ligand interactions in midline axon guidance in Drosophila, and the functional roles of individual ectodomain elements in the Robo1 receptor. After completing her MS in 2018, she joined the GCDB graduate program at Indiana University as a PhD student in Justin Kumar's lab.
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Nicholas Jones

Nick joined the lab as an undergraduate Biology student and ARK-LSAMP scholar in 2014.  His research project examined the evolutionary conservation of Robo receptor activities across animal taxa.

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Ben Wadsworth

Ben joined the lab as a CEMB MS student in 2017, after earning his BS in Biology from Indiana University of Pennsylvania (IUP). Ben's MS project compared the role of the Frazzled receptor in midline attraction of axons in the fly and beetle embryonic CNS. After completing his MS in 2019, Ben joined the MCIBS graduate program at Penn State as a PhD student.
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Gina Hauptman

Gina joined the lab as an undergraduate Biology student in 2015. Her Honors research project addressed the transcriptional regulation of the robo2 axon guidance receptor in the Drosophila embryonic CNS.
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Alex Stringer

Alex joined the lab as an undergraduate Biology student in 2015. Her project focused on the transcriptional regulation of axon guidance receptors in the Drosophila embryonic CNS.
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Trent Daiber

Trent joined the lab as an undergraduate Biology student in 2015. His project focused on the evolutionary conservation of axon guidance receptor activities in flies, mice, and nematode worms.
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Abigail Carranza

Abigail joined the lab in 2015 as an undergraduate Biology student. Her project addressed the roles of ligand-receptor interactions in Robo3-dependent axon guidance decisions in Drosophila.
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Alli Loy

Alli joined the lab as an undergraduate Biology student in 2016. Her Honors research project addressed the evolutionary conservation of axon guidance receptor activities in flies and mice.
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Savanna Cathey

Savanna joined the lab as an undergraduate Biology student in 2016. Her project addressed the roles of the Drosophila Robo2 and Robo3 receptors in embryonic axon guidance.
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Ali Stone

Ali joined the lab as an undergraduate Biology student in 2018. Her project used CRISPR-based gene modification to study axon guidance genes in Tribolium.
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